Carol Ebert's Nursing Blog

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The Stress of YES

May I be so bold as to ask if you are a YES person? You know what I mean - saying YES to every request that comes your way and now you find yourself over your head with more than you can handle? ...

It's About Time for Making Good Decisions

Yes, this might just be your usual day, but it can totally affect your ability to make a decision because it all blurs together and you can't think straight. And here is the bad news when...

The Pleasure Trap of Food – Or Why Saying No Doesn't Work

Having just watched the Webinar How the Brain Blocks Weight Loss by Susan Pierce Thompson, PhD and author of Bright line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free, it is clear to me now that...

How Working the Night Shift Can Be A Death Sentence

FALSE! We know a lot more now about the effects of lack of sleep on our health and the news is not pretty. First I have to recollect my own years of night shift nursing and the toll it took on me....

Your 10 Step Guide to a Rockin' New Year

From holiday over-eating to New Year reckonings about weight? From worrying about money to wondering what else you could do to increase your income? From working in a job that frustrates you or...

How to trick the one you love into staying alive

My husband is obese, has Diabetes and is non-compliant when it comes to checking his blood sugars and following a Diabetic Diet. And his A1C is over 8, and that really scares me. He's already been...

Looking for Wellness In All The Wrong Places

Now about the appointment. It lasted only 15 minutes with the physician already running behind after a longer first appointment that he couldn't control, and he reminded us several times about...

Wellness – A Critical Care Issue – for YOU!

I’m Carol Ebert, an RN with a specialty in Wellness, and this is a wake-up call. Is your personal health on life support and the prognosis is grim? I’ll bet you feel like that after those long...

Are You A Multi-tasker?

Multi-tasking has been over-rated even tho I still believe I can do it. But truth be told, I know every time I am immersed in a project and get interrupted, I have to regroup, rethink where I left...

Is A Vampire Draining Your Energy?

If you are like me, you have an overabundance of "helping, giving, nurturing, caring" - sometimes called co-dependency. The bad news is if you don't recognize it as an asset that can be managed, it...

Are You the CEO of Your Own Health?

No matter what your role might be, at every moment you are the one in charge of life altering as well as life and death decisions which puts you in a CEO role. Isn't it true that as a nurse, you are...

Are You Too Creative for Your Own Good?

Well it is ME and I can relate to all of those responses from others. I always thought there was something wrong with me because I didn't want to do things the way others did. I even sewed my own...

What is a Sugar Cleanse and Do I Need It?

The Dictionary defines cleanse this way: to rid of impurities; to remove toxins from the body. Body cleanses have been around for centuries. From the Egyptians to the Romans, people have always tried...

7 Practical Healing Strategies Healthcare Needs for Survival

Sanoviv is a benchmark of where healthcare needs to be in the future in order to survive. Oh and did I mention, this amazing facility is located one hour from San Diego – across the border into...

3 Ways to Assess Your Wellness Literacy

That "intuitive hit" propelled me away from the bedside and into the role of School Nurse which seemed a better fit for me. I could now teach students, staff and parents how to stay healthy. At...


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